The Chicago Teachers Union is rejecting a proposal to immediately lengthen Chicago’s school day.Chicago Public Schools wanted 90 more minutes of class for elementary schools this year, an idea schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard floated on TV this week.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a plan to give teachers a small raise in exchange for extending the school day.Emanuel's schools chief, Jean Claude Brizard, this week said he's willing to give teachers a two percent raise, in exchange for 90 extra minutes in kindergarten through eighth grades.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says she wants an international search for the city's next public schools CEO.Schools Chief Ron Huberman this week announced he will step down at the end of the month.Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the new CEO should have a background in business.Karen
CHEAT SHEET, our quick and dirty guide to Chicago's Board of Education meetings, won't be broadcast this month, but you can listen to the full Board of Ed meeting by clicking on the unfiltered audio below. Hear CEO Ron Huberman on the Whittier field house saga, then listen as Whittier mother Ar